Ecosystems of the Fraser Coast Region

Ecosystems of the Fraser Coast Region

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Fraser Coast Regional ecosystem information

Regional Ecosystem   12.9-10.17

 

Priority   2

Short Description  Eucalyptus acmenoides, E. major, E. siderophloia +/- Corymbia citriodora subsp. variegata woodland on sedimentary rocks

Notes  koala

Comments  12.9-10.17: This RE is being remapped to the community level. 12.9-10.17b: Typically occurs in moister coastal environments and is more species rich than 12.9-10.2. 12.9-10.17e: Mostly found in south-western parts of the bioregion including Carneys Creek and sandstone hills flanking volcanic plugs south of Maroon Dam.

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Fraser Coast region distribution  Mapped in the south at Bauple Forest, Glenwood, Neerdie and Gunalda. Also mapped in the west at Brooweena, North Aramara and Doongul. Smaller patches closer to Maryborough at Yengarie, Yerra, Antigua and Tinana. Variants 12.9-10.17a and 12.9-10.17b presen

Long Description  Open forest to woodland complex generally with a variety of stringybarks, grey gums, ironbarks and in some areas spotted gum. Canopy trees include Eucalyptus siderophloia, E. propinqua or E. major, E. acmenoides or E. portuensis, E. carnea and/or E. microcorys and/or Corymbia citriodora subsp. variegata. Other species that may be present locally include Corymbia intermedia, C. trachyphloia, Eucalyptus tereticornis, E. biturbinata, E. moluccana, E. longirostrata, E. fibrosa subsp. fibrosa and Angophora leiocarpa. Lophostemon confertus or Whipstick Lophostemon confertus often present in gullies and as a sub-canopy or understorey tree. Mixed understorey of grasses, shrubs and ferns. Hills and ranges of Cainozoic and Mesozoic sediments. (BVG1M: 9a) Vegetation communities in this regional ecosystem include: 12.9-10.17a: Lophostemon confertus or L. suaveolens dominated open forest usually with emergent Eucalyptus and/or Corymbia species. Occurs in gullies and southern slopes on Cainozoic and Mesozoic sediments. (BVG1M: 28e) 12.9-10.17b: Corymbia citriodora subsp. variegata mixed open forest to woodland. Other commonly occurring canopy trees include Eucalyptus acmenoides, Angophora leiocarpa, E. siderophloia, E. carnea, E. longirostrata and C. intermedia. Other species that may be present locally include Eucalyptus tereticornis, E. crebra, E. fibrosa subsp. fibrosa and E. exserta. Lophostemon confertus (tree form and whipstick form) often present in gullies and as a sub-canopy or understorey tree. Mixed understorey of grasses and shrubs. Hills and ranges of Cainozoic and Mesozoic sediments usually with > 1000mm rainfall per annum. (BVG1M: 10b) 12.9-10.17c: Open forest of Eucalyptus carnea and/or E. tindaliae and/or E. helidonica +/- Corymbia citriodora subsp. variegata, Eucalyptus crebra, Eucalyptus major, Corymbia henryi, Angophora woodsiana, C. trachyphloia, E. siderophloia, E. microcorys, E. resinifera and E. propinqua. Lophostemon confertus often present as a sub-canopy or understorey tree. Occurs on Cainozoic and Mesozoic sediments. (BVG1M: 9g) 12.9-10.17d: Open forest generally containing Eucalyptus siderophloia, E. propinqua or E major, Corymbia intermedia. Other characteristic species include Lophostemon confertus, Eucalyptus microcorys and E. acmenoides or E. portuensis. Other species that may be present locally include Corymbia trachyphloia subsp. trachyphloia, C. citriodora subsp. variegata, E. longirostrata, E. carnea, E. moluccana and occasional vine forest species. Hills and ranges on Cainozoic and Mesozoic sediments. (BVG1M: 9a) 12.9-10.17e: Eucalyptus acmenoides, E. propinqua, Corymbia intermedia +/- E. microcorys, Lophostemon confertus open forest. Mixed understorey of grasses, shrubs and ferns. Hills and ranges of Cainozoic and Mesozoic sediments. (BVG1M: 9a)

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